Dr. Salama Shares 5 Ways To Get a Better Butt

If you’re looking to achieve a better rear view, the good news is you have options—and there are a variety of procedures and treatment combinations that can help address your unique concerns and deliver the derriere of your dreams. Plastic surgeon and buttocks enhancement expert Dr. Moises Salama of Miami, Florida explains, “Every patient is different, which is why it’s important to find a skilled plastic surgeon who can tailor their approach and, in turn, achieve the desired results.” Some patients may want to downsize while others may want to add volume, and many patients have loose skin that stands in the way. Here are a few ways to get the butt you’ve always wanted by improving the most common concerns.


The problem: Too much volume
The solution: Liposuction
Some women are genetically predisposed to accumulating fat in the buttocks area, and if reducing fat is the primary goal, liposuction alone can be the answer. “Liposuction is consistently one of the most frequently performed plastic surgery procedures year after year, simply because it’s extremely safe, proven to be effective and the results are predictable,” Dr. Salama says. Regardless of the area where liposuction is used, this procedure generally involves making small incisions (that are virtually undetectable once healed) and using a long metal tube called a cannula to loosen unwanted fat before it is removed with vacuum suction. There are a variety of liposuction techniques, but a board-certified plastic surgeon should have experience performing several in order to meet a patient’s unique needs.

Flat butt

The problem: Inadequate volume and lack of curves
The solution: Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
The Brazilian butt lift takes a patient’s excess fatty tissue from one area of the body and transfers it to the buttocks in order to improve size and shapeliness. According to Dr. Salama, “First, the plastic surgeon performs liposuction—usually on the abdomen, back, and flanks—to sculpt the patient’s silhouette and harvest the fat before it is re-injected in targeted buttocks areas to lift and enhance the lower body.” By using fat injections, patients can see long-lasting, potentially permanent results—but it is imperative to choose a highly qualified and extensively trained plastic surgeon who performs this procedure often and successfully to obtain the best possible outcome.

Saggy butt

The problem: Excess fat and loose skin
The solution: Liposuction and Renuvion powered by J-Plasma
Contouring the body’s curves with liposuction can only go so far if a patient also has slack skin. “In these cases, when the patient is a good candidate, I like to combine liposuction with Renuvion powered by J-Plasma, a new technology that uses helium-based plasma energy. After liposuction, Renuvion with by J-Plasmais applied underneath the skin to create instant skin tightening thanks to its unique heating and cooling properties,” Dr. Salama shares.

The problem: Lack of volume and loose skin
The solution: BBL and Renuvion powered by J-Plasma
Dr. Salama says, “This approach includes BBL that uses a patient’s own fat to enhance the shape and contour of the buttocks plus Renuvion with J-Plasma to help improve sagging skin. As a result, the patient gets enhanced curves and definition in addition to smoother, tighter skin.” An added plus of this combination (and with all Brazilian butt lift procedures) is that the patient receives body-contouring benefits where fat is harvested as well as in the buttocks.

The problem: Lack of volume and minimal excess fat
The solution: BBL and Sculptra injections
Naturally thin or physically fit patients may not have enough fat to achieve optimal Brazilian butt lift outcomes, and in some cases the injectable filler Sculptra can be used to enhance volume and accentuate curves. “When a patient has a limited amount of available fat to harvest, we can incorporate Sculptra to help further enhance the size and shape of the buttocks. The upside of this filler is that it helps stimulate the skin’s natural collagen production for long-lasting results, and it has a proven track record for safety,” Dr. Salama explains.

Dr. Salama emphasizes, “Every body is different, which is why there’s no one best approach for improving the size, shape, contours and definition of the buttocks. The key for satisfactory outcomes is finding a plastic surgeon who can customize their technique to address a patient’s unique needs and meet their goals, without sacrificing safety.”